A Parisian finds a NYC rental, townhouse closings jump, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
March 12, 2021 - 10:30AM

A Paris transplant needed to find a landlord who would approve him even though he didn’t have a nearby guarantor (The New York Times)

In the New York City metro area, 5.9 million people aged 18 or older worked from home during the pandemic, according to CommercialCafe’s latest study (press release)

Where the candidates running for mayor stand on rehabilitating NYCHA's public housing, which needs about $40 billion for an overhaul (NY1)

The city bought a landmarked house that once belong to a pair of prominent abolitionists at 227 Duffield St. in Downtown Brooklyn for $3.2 million (Brownstoner)

Closings for Manhattan townhouses were up 43 percent year over year in the fourth quarter, Corcoran finds (press release)

Live in an apartment with great design that’s 1,000 square feet or less? Submit photos to Apartment Therapy’s Smart/Cool contest (press release)


Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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